Three years ago, Mashable, the 92Y and the United Nations Foundation started the Social Good Summit. This year, the discussions of how new tools and platforms can be used to solve the world’s greatest challenges are extending with the launch of The Global Conversation.
With the help of two new partners, the U.N. Development Programme and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as strategic sponsor Ericsson, the Social Good Summit will extend to Beijing, China and Nairobi, Kenya. Segments of the two conferences, as well as a third in Mogadishu, Somalia, was streamed online.
Though the Social Good Summit has been streamed online in the past, this year’s expansion offers tech and digital leaders on opposite ends of the world a seat at the table. Outside of New York, Beijing, Nairobi and Mogadishu, the Global Conversation will be taking place in local meetups in more than half of the countries on earth. The goal is nothing short of creating the biggest conversation the world has ever held.